Now, the Save the Cat book told me that in order to write a kickass screenplay that sells to Hollywood, first I need a logline and then a title. I think that might be the shittiest idea I’ve ever heard. No, wait….yes….no….Actually, I’m certain that it IS the shittiest idea ever.
Now, according to How to Write a Movie in 21 Days, once I get all my little cards then IÂ need to come up with a working title. Apparently, I cannot just use the brilliantness which is my brain to come up with a working title. Why? Because apparently there is a formula for that too. Fucking Hollywood and their formulas.
The How to Get A Working Title formula:
My hero’s name is (fill in blank).Â He/she wants (fill in blank). He/she needs (fill in blank). In one word, the story is about (fill in blank).
There you have it, the Hollywood Insta-title for your movie.
And now, for my insta-title….of course, my hero doesn’t have a name yet….
My hero’s name is Danny. He wants revenge. He needs to find Chauncy and open up a can of whoop ass. In one word, they story is about schadenfreude.
Of course…that doesn’t exactly give me a title still…